Peppi Bottrop

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Peppi Bottrop's art is characterized by drawings and paintings that feature geometric shapes such as squares, circles, and triangles. Within his creations, charcoal and graphite strokes come together to form intricate networks without a distinct center or periphery, guiding the viewer's gaze along a multitude of interconnected paths.

Biography of Peppi Bottrop

Peppi Bottrop was born i 1986 in Bottrop, Germany. From 2007 to 2011, he studied at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Albert Oehlen and Andreas Schulze. From 2011 to2012, he attended HfBK Hamburg, where he studied under Jutta Koether. During 2012-2014, he continued his education at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Andreas Schulze.

His prominent solo exhibitions encompass "Going Deeper Underground" at Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt (Madrid, 2020), "Concord" at Gerhardsen Gerner (Oslo, 2019), "Line Packers" (with Albert Oehlen) at Marciano Art Foundation (Los Angeles, 2018), and "Hovel" at Kunstverein Heppenheim (2016).

His art can be found in the collections of Kistefos Museum (Jevnaker, Norway), Marciano Art Foundation (Los Angeles), Jumex (Mexico City), Hort Family Collection (New York), and Hall Art Foundation (Reading, UK).

Peppi Bottrop's Art Style

Bottrop is compelled and energized by an active impulse that is absorbed by his vibrant lines. These lines not only visually convey speed and energy but also embody a sense of it. At times, they appear rich and agile, while at other times, they are densely packed or exude a calm, stoic, and poetic asceticism, all while retaining their underlying sense of energy.

By employing coal or other unique materials for his lines and strokes, which, in physical and chemical terms, can either diffuse or intensify light, his compositions spark a dynamic synergy. Whether he is painting on plasterboard, directly on the surface, or more commonly on fabric fastened directly to the wall, his graphic works seamlessly traverse the line between painting and sculpture. This characteristic visual language dances between constructivism and deconstructivism, and it weaves through the realms of figuration and abstraction.